I recently bought a 1tb inland M.2 SSD and a inland Type C M.2 SSD enclosure and i plugged it into my MOBO and the enclosure lit up but windows isn't showing it anywhere i even checked device manager and disk management and it just is not recognizing the drive should i maybe try getting a USB 3.0 Enclosure?
Good afternoon @Sadidas
Thank you for contacting micro center. I have sent a message directly to you to get more information on the items in question.
Looking at your purchase history, the drive enclosure you are using is USB 3.1 which is backwards compatible with standard USB 3.0 ports. I also see a 1TB Inland NVMe Gen4 SSD which should be compatible with this enclosure. A few questions:
Ideally, we need a way to dial in on exactly which piece is not working. To do that, we need to rule out the enclosure or the drive.
This means that the enclosure itself is getting power, however the drive within the enclosure is either defective, or the NVMe slot on the enclosure is not detecting the drive.
Does your motherboard have a spare M.2 slot you can test with? I know it's inconvenient, but it can help rule out which product is defective.
Do you have any spare devices with a Type-C port available to rule out the Type-C port on your motherboard?
Any resolution to this? I have the same problem. I have used two different USB-C NVMe drive enclosures that work with Samsung, SK Hynix and Solidigm, but not Inland on Windows --the Inland NVMe only appears on macOS and Linux. Windows 11 Disk Management is unable to see the drive, but Windows 11 can see both enclosures. I have used gparted to wipe the partitions and table from the drive and plugged it in to Windows with no luck.
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